We are all about you and your unique needs at Divine Smiles in Woburn and Winchester. We understand that a one-size-fits-all approach isn’t right for you. That’s why we discuss all of your options when it comes to helping our patients decide on the proper cosmetic dentistry procedure. In many instances, this discussion will include porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are thin sheets of tooth-colored ceramic. They fit over the front of your natural tooth to give it a new visible appearance. Porcelain veneers can give you a brand-new smile when you get them on all of your teeth. Many use veneers as a one-procedure smile makeover as long as they’re porcelain veneer candidates. Porcelain veneers can improve your smile’s appearance by
As you can see, porcelain veneers can completely transform your smile into one you love to show off.
Our Boson porcelain veneer procedure is quick and painless. Our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Ryan Clancy, takes pride in the precision he uses to create beautiful smiles. You’ll find his attention to detail makes all the difference in crafting your custom porcelain veneers.
First, he’ll examine your teeth, mouth, gums, and bite. If all is well, he’ll remove a small portion of your tooth enamel to make room for the veneers. After your teeth are prepped, he’ll take digital impressions of your teeth and create your veneers using a CEREC machine. This tooth milling machine allows Dr. Clancy full control over your new veneers’ shape, size, and color. He’ll create them while you wait. In just one day, you’ll have a completely transformed smile.
Porcelain veneers are incredibly popular for people in the Woburn and Winchester area, and it’s easy to understand why – they’re beautiful, durable, and inconspicuous. But are veneers right for you? That’s the question we have to answer, and the only way to truly answer it is to visit our office for a consultation and examination. However, in general, the ideal porcelain veneers candidate:
There are cases in which you may not be able to get porcelain veneers. These cases are usually because a patient is missing teeth, or their teeth are too damaged to be fixed with veneers. In these cases, the telltale sign will usually be pain. If you have a significant toothache, it’s unlikely that porcelain veneers are your answer. However, we have other Woburn and Winchester cosmetic dentistry options to fix your smile. If you have thin tooth enamel, we’ll recommend one of these alternatives.
Dental Crown: A dental crown is similar to a porcelain veneer, but it covers your entire tooth, acting like a cap. It’s great for those with thin tooth enamel or teeth that are too broken and in pain for a veneer. While veneers are purely cosmetic, dental crowns are cosmetic and restorative. Dental crowns offer the same benefits as porcelain veneers with the addition of protection for your natural teeth.
Dental Implant: If you’re missing teeth or your teeth can’t be saved, your best option is a dental implant.
Teeth Whitening: If you want to whiten your teeth, you might consider teeth whitening an option.
By Ryan M. Clancy, DMD, MAGD, LVIF, FPFA, FIAPA | December 19th, 2022 | Cosmetic Dentistry, Porcelain Veneers
Dr. Ryan Clancy and every member of our team are here to help guide you to your healthiest, most confident smile. Take the first step by scheduling a full assessment of your concerns, and begin designing your ideal smile and personalized treatment plan.